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‘High risk’ Fujitsu likely to suffer in bids for broadband

Derek du Preez | Sept. 17, 2012
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has revealed that any suppliers that have been branded ‘high risk’ by the government will be scrutinised before being given any work under the Broadband Delivery UK framework.

As a result will this open up the door for SMEs who are perhaps less well versed in the pitfalls of public sector work? Or perhaps haven't had their pitfalls broadcast in the media, so may get more interest when applying for government contracts if they are competing against 'high risk' suppliers.

Will we be hearing reports in months to come of small companies that have been blacklisted from future government work?

Finally, it will be interesting to see whether or not government performance is ever taken into account. If suppliers are going to be subject to scrutiny in future projects, so should government CIOs. Although suppliers play a significant role in failed projects, a CIO should also be managing them effectively.


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